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Guelph Wellington Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence First Response Evaluation Research: Relationships are the Foundation

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Title: Guelph Wellington Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence First Response Evaluation Research: Relationships are the Foundation
Author: Morton, Mavis; Bonham, Linzy; Bader, Danielle; Horan, Melissa; Crann, Sara
Abstract: The Guelph-Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence represents 27 organizations from various sectors that provide services and support to women and children in Guelph-Wellington who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence (SADV). Domestic Violence Community Coordinating Committees (DVCCCs) and Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs), like the Action Committee, are commonly used as a vehicle to help facilitate a coordinated and collaborative response to domestic violence and sexual assault. With funding from the Ministry of Attorney General, the Action Committee developed a First Response Protocol (“the Protocol”) in 2003. SADV protocols are developed and implemented in communities to clarify and formalize principles and practices for member agencies to follow in an effort to enhance victim safety and offender accountability. The latest version of the Protocol was published in 2010 and outlines steps to a “consistent, caring and effective first response”. Community engaged evaluation research was conducted through a community-university (CU) partnership between the Action Committee and the University of Guelph to assess the implementation of the Protocol by service providers, its effectiveness for women in the community using SADV services, and its ability to facilitate coordination and collaboration among Action Committee agencies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8231
Date: 2014-07-25
Rights: Attribution 2.5 Canada


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